Electric Scooter Accident Lawyers
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If you've spent any time outside in public, you've probably seen the many electric scooters that have occupied the roads and sidewalks in nearly every city in the US. Although they were originally introduced to support an eco-friendly transportation method as an alternative to vehicles, these electric scooters have become a problem to some and an electric toy for others.
Because these rental scooters are nearly new and are quickly spreading around the country, many municipalities have yet to develop and adequately enforce rules to govern their use and ensure the safety of scooter riders, motorists, and pedestrians. This means that accidents involving electric scooters can often occur, and the injuries sustained in these scooter accidents can be dangerous.
If you or someone you know was injured while riding an electric scooter, either because the scooter malfunctioned or because of another's negligence, you may be entitled to accident compensation for your damages. Call our electric scooter accident attorneys at Fair Cases Law Group for a free consultation, and pay nothing unless we win or settle your claim – our No Fee Guarantee.
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TYPES OF ELECTRIC SCOOTERS
After the first wave of electric scooters in cities across the US and their huge increase in popularity instantly, many other transit companies and startups chose to produce their own electric scooter brand and spread the range even further.
Some of the most well-known examples of electric scooters available today are listed below:
Due to the fast influx of these electric scooters in cities across the U.S., the publicity and name surrounding them, and their relatively inexpensive cost, the number of electric scooter accidents and injured riders has increased dramatically. Likewise, the number of injury claims accompanied by electric scooter accident attorneys has also increased.
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ELECTRIC SCOOTER LAWS
Because electric scooters are a comparably new transportation method, new laws have not yet been signed to regulate their use. Each state has begun to enact their own laws regarding its legal use to prevent more electric scooter accidents.
In general, electric scooters riders are required to follow the same rules as electric bicycles, which have been around much longer. No extra laws have been put in place on a national level to regulate the use of electric scooters. However, that may soon be changed due to the dramatic surge in electric scooter-related injuries.
Like electric bicycles, electric scooters can be used on public pathways, trails, and streets with designated bike lanes. While using an electric scooter, you do not need a license, registration, or insurance. Most importantly, each local municipality may enact laws on whether electric scooters are allowed on sidewalks.
TYPES OF ELECTRIC SCOOTER ACCIDENTS
There are many ways a person could be injured when riding an electric scooter or when near someone riding an electric scooter. Below are some of the most prevalent types of electric scooter accidents.
Improper or unsafe use of electric scooters
- Young or unsupervised kids using the electric scooters
- Use of the electric scooters on streets or sidewalks without bike lanes
- People riding many electric scooters at the same time
- Many people sharing one scooter
- Improperly fitted electric scooters in cars or trucks by scooter chargers
- Use of scooters in undesignated areas
Electric scooter malfunction
- Brake failure
- Flat tires
- Loose or detached handlebars
- Sudden battery crash mid-ride
- Locking of front-wheel mid-ride
- Throttle stuck on full speed
- Breaking of the scooter baseboard
Electric scooter accident due to road hazards
- Potholes, bumps, debris, or litter on the road
- Ice or water on the road
- Construction areas
- Low visibility at night
Injuries sustained by poorly parked electric scooters
- Pedestrians may be injured by a scooter or fall trying to avoid the collision
- Scooter riders may turn into traffic or fall attempting to avoid other riders
- Drivers may hit scooters or other pedestrians while attempting to avoid a scooter
Electric scooter accidents due to another rider, pedestrian, or driver
- Scooters parked in designated handicap areas or ramps
- Scooters abandoned in the middle of streets or sidewalks
- Scooters near the entrances and exits of buildings
If you have confronted any of these incidents and sustained an injury, an electric scooter accident lawyer at Fair Cases Law Group may be able to assist you in filing a personal injury claim and help you explore the compensation you're entitled to.
COMMON ELECTRIC SCOOTER INJURIES
Because many different types of electric scooter accidents can occur, the injuries sustained in an accident can vary substantially. Minor injuries from electric scooter accidents include cuts, scrapes, bruises, strains, and sprains. More severe electric scooter injuries involve broken bones, lacerations, herniated discs, fractures, and traumatic head injuries.
RESPONSIBILITY IN AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER LAWSUIT
If you are in an electric scooter crash, you may be questioning who is responsible for your injuries. Determining who is responsible depends on the type of accident and who is at fault for your accident. In general, these are the main people who may be found responsible for the injuries you sustained in the scooter accident:
Cooperate With the Police
Immediately following an accident, police officers may want to take a statement from you either at the accident scene or at the hospital. Please make certain to cooperate with them as they work to examine your case. Ask for records of all investigations that are documented by the police officers. You can get copies by going to the police station that investigated the bicycle accident.
The Scooter Rider
Although electric scooters are not permitted on sidewalks, some riders, whether aware of this restriction, still find themselves riding near pedestrians or other riders. If you were hit by an electric scooter rider and sustain injuries from the accident, that person or their insurance company might be held liable.
Others on the Road
The Scooter Company
If your accident is decided to be caused due to an electric scooter malfunction, the scooter company may be held responsible for your case.
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HOW TO FILE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER ACCIDENT AND INJURY CLAIM
Even though the legal method may seem daunting, a knowledgeable electric scooter accident lawyer can guide you through the steps to file a strong personal injury claim should you find yourself the victim. An electric scooter accident lawsuit with Fair Cases Law Group can be broken down into an easy 3-step process.
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Fair Cases Law Group believes that everyone deserves the best legal representation during their claim no matter their financial situation. After receiving medical care for your injuries, you should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. We offer a 100% Free Case Evaluation to help you get more insight into your case and determine your case's status. Our No Win No Fee Guaranteealso guarantees that you will pay anything unless we win your case.
If our lawyers conclude that you have a claim, the next step involves gathering the documents needed to file your claim. These documents may include any police records and medical records. You do not need to worry during this time; our scooter accident attorneys have the experience and resources needed to get you maximum compensation.
Once your lawyer has sorted your claim, they will reach out to the at-fault party to pursue your compensation while you focus on recovering.
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ELECTRIC SCOOTER ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
In general, if you are in a scooter accident, your injuries can be split into two types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of future medical expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of earnings
- Household expenses
Non-economic damages include any pain, suffering, or psychological damage you had because of the electric scooter accident.
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If you are injured because of another party's negligence and seek to file an injury claim, our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you navigate the legal process. We will focus on building the strongest claim possible and seeking maximum compensation for your injuries while you focus on recovering. Furthermore, our No Fee Guarantee means that you will pay nothing unless we win your case!
Call Fair Cases Law Group today at (833) 324-7111 for a free consultation with one of our experienced scooter accident attorneys.